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Hello everyone, i recently graduated with bachelors in HIM with a good GPA . iam looking to take the RHIA Exam , any advice for how long I should ...


Updated 11 hours ago

Getting your foot in the door...suggestions? - 21 Replies

[QUOTE who="tamika in Hyattsville, Maryland"]could you give some job titles for health information positions? I have the same CBCS certification and...


Updated 13 hours ago

AAPC or AHIMA Certification - 1 Reply

Hi bharville, Are your courses/school approved by AHIMA? It depends on what type of coding you are wanting to do- inpatient or outpatient? What...


Updated 13 hours ago

need advice please - RHIT exam - 2053 Replies

[QUOTE who="Cassie Rae in Ocala, Florida"]Ive been told its very important to understand the concept of the question, not the question itself as the...

Jenny Horner

Updated 18 hours ago

Can not find a job in RHIT field/Coding - 51 Replies

I wanted to post something positive because I graduated in 2011 with a degree in HIT from a community college. I got lucky and got a coding job...


Updated 20 hours ago

Need advice on medical billing/coding career - 159 Replies

[QUOTE who="Dorothy in Wheaton, Illinois"]Tammy, I am working through the Career Step program right now and I think it is one of the best choices...


Updated 2 days ago

ccs examination - 1270 Replies

[QUOTE who="Tamara in Fort Lauderdale, Florida"]I just wanted to recommend this dictionary instead of a regular one. I flaged some questions and went...


Updated 3 days ago

Where do I start? - 120 Replies

Hi Kristina, My job started around $18/hr without RHIT or CCS. I'm sure it would have been more if I had those certifications. Also, keep in mind...


Updated 4 days ago

CCA exam - 1670 Replies

I took the CCA exam today and passed 372/400. : ) I am in a HIT program so I didn't do anything extra outside of studying for the RHIT domains...


Updated 6 days ago

Recommendations for self-study in coding? - 33 Replies

I have been working in the medical field since the early 90's. Here in Illinois, the jobs I have been viewing want at least an Associates Degree....


Updated 6 days ago

Should I take the RHIT exam or wait? - 1 Reply

Hi Amanda, It takes a week or two for them to send you a confimation saying you can schedule. Then you have 3? Months to schedule and take the...


Need advice from an experienced IP coder

Hello, I am really hoping someone will respond as I don't know where else to post nor do I have colleagues to turn to. I have an RHIT and CCS...


Updated 7 days ago

No job for a new medical coder, because I don't have 2 years experience. - 61 Replies

[QUOTE who="SameBoat in Atlanta, Georgia"]My ode to being a newly graduate in the medical field, for I am in the same boat. I dont care what...


Updated 13 days ago

B.S. in HIM and RHIA Certifiication but can't get a job - 34 Replies

I agree with CDR Stew. I have over 3 years of experience in medical records doing billing, ROI, and attaching scanned documents. I definitely see...

CDR Stew

Updated 13 days ago

Need Advice Regarding RHIT/RHIA Education - 361 Replies

[QUOTE who="mrose in Matteson, Illinois"]Help! I am considering attending DeVry for HIT degree? I have tried to read as many posts but any pros/cons?...


Updated 14 days ago

Medical coders, do you enjoy your job? - 89 Replies

[QUOTE who="hudsonp in North Charleston, South Carolina"]I am in a medical coding program right now online & I am a dental hygienist for almost 8...


Updated 14 days ago

Questions on AHIMA Coding Basics Program - 46 Replies

Do yourself a HUGE favor, do NOT limit yourself to just coding! Coding Certifications are great, however in terms of marketability and employment you...


Updated 15 days ago

Does anyone here have tried online CPC course? - 4 Replies

[QUOTE who="Coder45 in Biloxi, Mississippi"]You should try this great online school they are also AAPC certified and they provide...


Updated 18 days ago

ICD-10 CM Assessment - 4 Replies

I also love the ICD-10 CM blitz review videos I really recommend them. CCO is a great school if you want to check it out you can reach their main...


CPC/CCS review blitz videos, ICD-10 blitz videos and other coding programs

If you are looking for a great review for your CPC or CCS exam I recommend you check this out they helped me pass the...

lost in coding

Updated 27 days ago

Impact of ICD-10 - 3 Replies

I have a question,I graduated from an AHIMA accredited school in 09, through a series of career killing events ( no experience, military moving, and...


Updated 1 month ago

The Andrews School - Medical Coding - 15 Replies

Yes, there are a few other AHIMA approved programs listed in the online category, but they are affiliated with brick and mortar colleges. To clarify...

A J-4

Updated 1 month ago

Possible career change to RHIA-need advice!! - 208 Replies

Jobs/Careers for "RHIA" certified professionals with graduate degrees(MBA, MS, MHA, JD, PhD, EdD):

Jessann 5

Anyone worked for Care wise health?

I got a job offer from Care wise for a DRG auditor position. Has anyone worked for them? If so, what was your experience? Would you recommend them?...


Updated 1 month ago

AHIMA's Exams - No Educational Requirements! - 449 Replies

[QUOTE who="KaylaMarie in Westerville," I took A&P and pathophysiology courses and passed them without any problems, but that was over three years...


Updated 1 month ago

Employers -- How do you look at degrees from Devry, University of Phoenix, and other similar schools? - 48 Replies

[QUOTE who="joey66215 in Gulfport, Mississippi"]Folks tell me what school is not for profit? Go in and ask to take a free class.. Every school wants...


Updated 1 month ago

Should I start in Inpatient, Outpatient or Surgery Coding? - 4 Replies

[QUOTE who="Newbieatthis in Chicago, Illinois"]Hello! How did you go about getting experience? Just calling around hospitals? Also, around what time...


Updated 1 month ago

Billing and coding internationally - 1 Reply

Not much, I'm afraid. Coding is a major industry here because of our healthcare payment system. Other countries do not have that.


Updated 1 month ago

Online coding software resources? - 2 Replies

[QUOTE who="KaylaMarie in Westerville, Ohio"]Hi, all. Here's my situation: I graduated with my AAS in HIT in late 2011, and got a job in the HIM...


Updated 1 month ago

Schooling - 6 Replies

I agree with the person in St. Petersburg, Florida about The Andrews School. The thing about coding is this: It does not matter where you attended...


Updated 1 month ago

Medical Coding certificate at home - 10 Replies

[QUOTE who="MedicalCoder in Chesapeake, Virginia"]I agree with the previous person. Every school is different you should pick carefully. The reason I...


Updated 1 month ago

Regional medical billing and coding vs AHIMA?? - 2 Replies

[QUOTE who="Newbieatthis in Chicago, Illinois"]I'm so confused . I hear AHIMA accredited schools are the ones you should go for but there are also...


Updated 1 month ago

Medical Coding Career Outlook... good or bad? - 5 Replies

[QUOTE who="BillTheSlink in Cincinnati, Ohio"]Continued due to 2000 character rule. If you have the wherewithal to pick a good school and screen...


Updated 1 month ago

Advice from RN medical coders - 47 Replies

[QUOTE who="beverly in Naples, Florida"] Thought I could test out of the A&P, but the 40 questions asked are nothing an RN would use, let alone a...


Updated 1 month ago

medical billing and coding - 2 Replies

[QUOTE who="Samantha Smith in Richmond, Virginia"]I am working on a paper for my class, I start in the billing and coding class next month. I sadly...


Updated 1 month ago

Review of CPC Coding Certification Blitz - 42 Replies

If anyone is selling the blitz videos please contact me Thanks

BCAdvantage in Simpsonville, South Carolina

FREE Medical Coding Magazine, CEUs, Webinars

Get all the Medical Coding Resources you need at BC Advantage Magazine: The Essential Magazine and Resource for Medical Coders Signup to today FREE...

taycojeanmichelle in Makati, Philippines

Updated 3 months ago

Need a job? we are in need of QA's, Medical Coders and ICD 10 Auditors - 2 Replies

Requirements: • Graduate of any Allied Degree Course • Should be a Certified Coder or has the following Certification: CCS, RHIA, RHIT, CCP, CCA...

Nyrshea in Morrow, Georgia

Updated 3 months ago

Do I need my RHIT credentials in order to get a job in medical billing - 46 Replies

I graduated almost 3 years ago with an Assoiate in Health Information Technology but have still not taken the RHIT exam. I am still looking for work...

LeAnn in Columbus, Nebraska

Updated 3 months ago

Are there practice tests available for AHIMA Certification tests? - 6 Replies

I'm just finishing up a Medical Coding Certificate program and am wondering, are there any practice exams you can take to see how you would do on the...

allyson in Evansville, Indiana

Updated 3 months ago

Review of CCA Test Prep exam from - 4 Replies

I am studying right now for the CCA and purchased 10 practice tests from I subsequently also purchased the AHIMA test prep book. The...

lilly in Long Beach, California

Updated 3 months ago

Just passed my ccs certification. Now what? - 39 Replies

Hi i just recently passed my ccs exam and now im a little bit lost on how to start and what to do to get my first coding job. Ive been job hunting...

lakeyanelson in Richmond, Virginia

Updated 3 months ago

Already have a college degree. But getting Coding Certificate. What does that make me? - 29 Replies

Hello All! I am a college graduate, I have a Bachlor's of English. I'm currently in AHIMA's online Coding Basics Certificate Program. So my...

Mehul in Yorba Linda, California

Updated 3 months ago

Inpatient Coding - 1 Reply

24. Use the CPT, ICD-9-CM, and ICD-10-CM manual to assign the appropriate procedure, modifier, and diagnoses codes to the following case...

Mehul in Yorba Linda, California

Updated 3 months ago


Please keep this thread limited to INPATIENT coding questions and answers. Thanks!

Mehul in Yorba Linda, California

Coding help

Use the CPT, ICD-9-CM, and ICD-10-CM Manuals to assign the appropriate Home Service visit and diagnoses codes to the following case...

Mehul in Yorba Linda, California

CPT and HCPCS codes need help

35. Use the CPT and HCPCS manual to assign the appropriate Emergency Department visit and procedure codes to the following case scenario. A...

MedicalCoder in Chesapeake, Virginia

Updated 3 months ago

Is it possible to sit for the CPC exam without an formal training??? - 2 Replies

I am a nurse and was a medical underwriter. I want to take my CPC to get ahead in the insurance world but I can't afford it right now. Can I...

MedicalCoder in Chesapeake, Virginia

Updated 3 months ago

Medical Coders Position - 1 Reply

What does a position like medical billing and coding entails of because I am trying to get a job doing that. I have a certificate in Medical...

MedicalCoder in Chesapeake, Virginia

Updated 3 months ago

Took the CCS P exam today and failed by just 1 point!!!! - 12 Replies

I am so upset and disappointed. I have no work experience. This is my first try. Should I reatke this exam or take CCA?

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